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A Warning to Travellers (Five Pounds in Notes)

A stark warning to holiday makers not to take more than £5 in notes abroad. Richard Massingham. only five pounds in notes were to be taken abroad. balance of payments crisis.

Run time 1 Minute 3 Seconds
Production Company Public Relationship Films
Sponsor Central Office of Information for HM Treasury
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


Public Information Films


Reviewer: The_Emperor_Of_Television - - March 27, 2012
Subject: How very interesting
I was shocked to find out this has a listing on IMDb!
Reviewer: skilpad - - July 14, 2010
Subject: Fun
The man's going abroad to watch "dodgy" cabarets, eat huge plates of shell fish while downing glass fulls of champagne. Although really just propaganda, it's fun to watch propaganda.
Reviewer: Nikonwilly - - January 24, 2010
Subject: Very Interesting
I wonder how long this rule was in effect?
How rigorous was this enforced and for what purpose was it for?
I assume most Englishmen went to France or Spain for holiday, did the same hold true for those Countries?
This is a interesting piece of history. Was the Bank of England behind it ?
Reviewer: Assam - - June 12, 2008
Subject: Please be more clear
Umm, how many pounds in notes was that again?
Reviewer: Spuzz - - February 22, 2008
Subject: 5.. POUNDS..
Somewhat odd and propagandish bit here admonishing travellers to ONLY bring five pounds in notes. Heaven forbid we'd have to pick you up from the airport when you spent all your money abroad. interesting piece of history here.
Reviewer: Framan - - January 1, 2008
Subject: A quick giggle
5 Pounds in notes, get it!
Reviewer: Elvanion - - January 1, 2008
Subject: The Law
Yes, it was a law in England at the time. Many countries still have very sharp limits on how much local currency can be taken out of (or into) the country. The U.S. is one of the very few with no restrictions (other than to report amounts over $10,000) on how much you can take out or bring in.
Reviewer: Mewster - - November 23, 2006
Subject: Was that a law or something?
It looked like rubber face man was beign TOLD to take only five pounds. Was that a law or something?
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